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Baby Bubbler a breath of fresh air

June 7, 2010 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) A team of Rice University seniors developed a device that could save babies' lives. The Baby Bubbler -- or in its more technical guise, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device -- helps children with acute respiratory infections breathe naturally as they recover.

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510(k) Final Decisions - May 2010

June 7, 2010 9:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

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Drug that helps metastatic colon cancer of no benefit in less advanced tumors

June 7, 2010 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) To the surprise of researchers at Mayo Clinic who led a national clinical trial, a targeted therapy that provides benefit to patients with metastatic colon cancer has failed to help patients with less advanced, stage III cancer.

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MedGadget's MedTech Monday: Study reveals acupuncture's ability to reduce pain

June 7, 2010 8:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A team of researchers discovers why acupuncture alleviates pain; Pantec's laser skin drug delivery system lands EU OK; BIOTRONIK unveils paclitaxel-releasing balloon; and OrthoDynamix wins FDA nod for ArthroSteer 3.5mm ablator. Study reveals acupuncture's ability to reduce pain: A...

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Weekly Wireless Roundup: Japanese doc uses iPad during surgery

June 7, 2010 8:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A Japanese surgeon uses an iPad to review abdominal CT images during surgery; Dell, Practice Fusion team up on EMR offering; Duke Medical School adopts virtual reality medical simulator; and a "Disney-esque" laparoscopy surgical training game. Japanese doc uses iPad during surgery: A...

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B2Discovery: Entrepreneurs and researchers join forces to conquer cancer

June 7, 2010 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the University of Montreal launches B2Discovery, a new research funding model that brings together the private sector and the biomedical research community to help accelerate the discovery of new...

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Sung-Cheng (Henry) Huang receives 2010 Benedict Cassen Prize for Research in Nuclear Medicine

June 7, 2010 7:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Sung-Cheng (Henry) Huang, D.Sc., a pioneer in the development of positron emission tomography (PET), was awarded the 2010 Benedict Cassen Prize during SNM's 57th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. This honor is given every two years by the...

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Alcohol use and smoking are associated with headaches in high schoolers

June 7, 2010 7:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A novel study by German researchers reported that alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking were associated with increased migraines and tension-type headaches in high school students. Coffee drinking and physical inactivity were associated specifically with...

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Childhood parasomnias such as sleepwalking and bedwetting may persist into adolescence

June 7, 2010 7:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) The rate of persistence after five years was 29 percent for children with bedwetting and 27 percent for children with sleepwalking. The incidence rate for new cases of sleepwalking was 3.2 percent during the follow-up period, while the incidence...

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UPDATE: USPTO upholds Haemonetics patent in spat with Fenwal

June 7, 2010 7:40 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Patent and trademark office upholds the validity of a Haemonetics Corp. patent at the center of a long-running infringement spat with Fenwal Inc., even as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacates a lower court's $15.7 million decision in favor of...

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Smoke-free air laws effective at protecting children from secondhand smoke

June 7, 2010 7:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard School of Public Health) Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that children and adolescents living in non-smoking homes in counties with laws promoting smoke-free public places have significantly lower levels of a common biomarker of secondhand...

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Molecular imaging detects recurrent prostate cancer

June 7, 2010 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Findings of a clinical trial reported at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting indicate that a new molecular imaging agent could improve diagnosis of recurrent prostate cancer and determine the best possible course of treatment for patients.

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Compact Proximity And Cylinder Position Sensors Resist Weld Slag

June 7, 2010 6:33 am | Turck Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK announces that the company’s BIM-UNR, BIM-UNT, and Q-pak sensors are now equipped with WeldGuard protection, making them impervious to weld slag and spatter often present in MIG and TIG welding environments.

Quickly Specify an Optimized Motion System With Software Solution

June 7, 2010 6:27 am | Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

This powerful OEM design tool utilizes a mechanism project concept to collect and save axes load information, automatically calculate application results, and compare those results against a robust database catalog of Kollmorgen products to quickly identify the optimized linear or rotary motion system solutions to meet specific machine builder application requirements.

Power Meter Offered for Thermal Spot Curing Systems

June 7, 2010 6:06 am | Irphotonics | Product Releases | Comments

The iCure P200 Power Meter is an accurate tool for measuring optical power from thermal spot curing systems.

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